I have spent almost no time on the internet since my last post. I have been on a mission that finally came to light last Sunday - the shower for my dear niece and her soon to be born sweet baby girl.
I decided to see just how far out of my comfort zone or box I could step and see what I was able to teach myself on my Babylock Esante sewing/embroidery machine and my new Babylock Imagine serger. It was so fun going through the manuals and trying out only a fraction of what these amazing machines are capable of producing!
I made a cute quilt - started piecing the top my hand and finished it on the machine, added the binding and then hand quilted it.
Then I decided to really test my comfort zone and made a Christening Gown, slip, bonnet and matching blanket with her name embroidered on it.
Then I wanted to make double sided bibs with a cute embroidery on one of the sides - I made two newborn size ones.
Then so the cute little mommy would not be left out I made her a small shoulder strap bag that would hold her smart phone and iPod with a pocket for her license, debit card and cash.
As much as I missed being on my blog, it was amazing to see what I was able to believe in myself to do. From time to time I admit I would start having DT's so I would pop in on your blogs to see what you had been up too.
Oh yeah, I also took advantage of a great sale at one of my local fabric stores and bought a new dress form and am back in the process of making my own clothes again now that I have a serger! I used to make all my work clothes and most all the kids play clothes but the insides were a mess. This serger gives it such a clean finished look!
I will post pics of her shower gifts shortly.